Monthly Archives: May 2020

Whole fat dairy could reduce risk of metabolic syndrome – Medical News Bulletin

High intake of dairy products shown to reduce risk of metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, and diabetes in a recent, large research trial. Metabolic syndrome is a serious condition affecting approximately one-third of adults in the United States. It is a collection of conditions presenting together that increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes….

Does early diagnosis of gestational diabetes reduce weight gain? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study suggests that early diagnosis of gestational diabetes reduces pregnancy weight gain during the first trimester and total pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that can occur during the second or third trimester of pregnancy and is usually resolved after birth. Initial screening for gestational diabetes usually occurs between 24 and…

Reduced incidence of advanced breast cancers with regular mammogram screening

A team of Swedish scientists found a significantly reduced incidence of advanced breast cancers and breast cancer deaths when women get regular mammograms. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Improvements in cancer treatment options, the promotion of breast self-exams, and the adoption of regular breast cancer screenings using mammography (mammograms) in the…

Can cancer patients’ quality of life be improved by watching Disney movies?

A clinical trial assesses the effect of watching Disney movies on the quality of life of women with gynecologic cancer.  Research shows that music has a positive effect on quality of life and reducing anxiety, fatigue, and distress in cancer patients. Studies also identify that when shown to children, Disney movies emphasise the importance of…